Accessories

DIY Braided Chain Bracelet

While waiting for a re-supply of all my jewellery making materials I was too restless and just had to make something. So having a surplus of chain and hardly anything else at the time, I made what I could.

I originally made the fully chained bracelet with a 4 strand braid. I love how simple it is and made the other thicker one with the addition of leather and rope to give it a different feel. I’m crazy about cuffs at the moment – as you may have realised – and have been trying to adjust many of my bracelet projects into more cuff like pieces.

 Tools:

  • Chains (or rope, etc.)
  • Jump Rings
  • Toggle Clasp
  • Wire Cutters

Tutorial:

1. Cut the chains to length

2. Connect all the strands to one jump ring.

I’ve connected the chains of one strand to one jump ring (4 strands), and then attached all four strands (on separate jump rings) to one jump ring.

3. Connect one end to one half of the toggle clasp

4. Tape the finished end down

5. Braid the strands as follows:

  • Starting from the furthest left stand, the first strand.
  • Bring it over the second strand, then under the third and then over the fourth.
  • Do then same with every subsequent strand.

 

6. Once at the end, tape up all the strands to keep them in place. This will help with finishing the piece.

7. Add jump rings to each strand

8. Connect all strands to one jump ring

9. Add the last toggle clasp

If you are wondering how I created the ends of the larger bracelet, I did it in the same way as a previous wrapped bracelet project here.

Simple yea? – You can achieve so many different looks depending on how much chain and what type of chain you use :)

 

LOve <3

PQP

 



3 responses to “DIY Braided Chain Bracelet”

  1. Kimberlee says:

    Ooh very cool! I don’t think I have the patience or tools for this :)

  2. Amanda Thompson says:

    I wanted to thank you for providing such an easy to understand tutorial! I looked at four other sites that came up when I googled how to make a four strand braid and none of the others made sense.

    I look forward to checking out the rest of your website.

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